Monday, November 9, 2009

Trick or Treat

My kids sure had a good time trick or treating this year. The older two girls joined up with some friends and I took the younger kids. Our neighborhood had a couple of haunted houses and plenty of spooky houses to visit. Jude and Stella loved everything about Halloween.
The crew in their costumes.
Jude=Superman (showing his muscles)
Stella=Minnie Mouse
Izzy=80's Punk Rocker (for the second year in a row)

Pumpkin Carving

The kids carved their pumpkins this year. We tried to use the faces from the book, but the pumpkins were so thick that the saw would not go through. So we scrapped that and used our imagination. They all turned very cute.
Stella and Izzy.
Briley and Jude.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Good 'Ol State Fair

My parents took the kids to the Arizona State Fair. I took the kids out of school early on Friday and headed out to the fair. We had a good time and loved being in that atmosphere. The girls and Jude were so excited when we walked in. All the rides, food and games were so exciting to see. Papa treated them to corn dogs, cotton candy and unlimited rides and games.
Walking up to the fair.

I thought this looked so good.
Jude didn't know what to do with it. He kept tearing it off and throwing it on the ground. Once we put a piece in his mouth, he realized that he really did like it.
Stella, Jude and me in the background.
Waiting in line to ride the bumper cars.
Izzy and Stella
Briley and Jude. Briley was so sweet to let him drive.
Stella in the rocket ship. The other girls are on a ride that Stella was too small to ride.
The girls wanted a picture with a llama. This one looked pretty nice.

Battle of the Books

Izzy was in a group competition at her school this past week called "Battle of the Books". She had to read four books and then compete against 13 other groups. They were asked questions about the books they had to read. They did a really good job. They have two more battles throughout the year and then they take the team with the highest scores to state.

Her team. Izzy, Kateri, and Autumn.